Safety & Quality

The main objective of Awilco LNG quality activities is the satisfaction of our customers.

Awilco LNG will attain and maintain a level of quality to the best in the business, ensuring that our customers are satisfied with our performance through application of international standards for quality and safety, including those of ISO and ISM, or as relevant for the respective service activity, training in all areas of responsibility keeping staff updated on the development of business areas using efficient form of communication and information available, regular review of and updating of internal and external codes and procedures to ascertain full compliance with quality requirements in standards and contracts.

To ensure this, the Company has established the following Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives:

Mission Statement: Awilco LNGs mission statement is:
“Marine Transportation through Safety and Environmental Excellence”.

Company’s Goals and Objectives:

Awilco LNG’s main goal is a safe and efficient ship operation with no accidents, personal injury, environmental damage or damage to equipment.

These goals will enable Awilco LNG to achieve and maintain the highest standard of safe operation, meeting all environmental protection requirements and manage safe custody of our vessels, owner’s interests and customers’ cargoes and thus make Awilco LNG the shipping company of choice.

To achieve these goals we have identified some core objectives that describe our focus and our continuous improvement process;

Safeguarding of our people, ships and cargoes

The ships shall be operated well maintained and safe for crew, visitors, cargo and the environment. Quality operations are supported by an experienced, educated and well trained staff onboard and ashore.

Awilco LNG shall adhere to national and international laws and regulations and constantly promote “best practices” identified within its own operation and the industry in order to improve individual crewmembers and vessel safety performance.

The Company’s senior management shall actively engage in monitoring the Company’s performance in order to future encourage and promote positive trends, to provide advice and to take corrective action where negative trends are detected.

To limit any negative impact on the environment

Through our long term goal of environmental excellence, we wish to minimise the impact on the environment from the organisation. A zero tolerance for spills to the environment has been adapted. Additionally there is a zero tolerance for emissions of Ozone depleting substances and a zero tolerance for unauthorised disposal of any type of garbage or waste to the marine environment.

The Company strives to minimise as far as practicably possible the emission to air and sea from all sources, which is sought achieved by a strong focus on use of renewable resources, energy conservation, new technology in equipment and machinery, and use of after treatment and cleaning systems.

To meet or exceed the industry and our customers’ requirements through operational excellence

Our long term goal of operational excellence shall be met by; zero tolerance for machinery breakdowns caused by inferior maintenance procedures, and zero tolerance for loss of cargo or cargo contamination caused by lack of education and continuous training of the vessel’s crew.

To provide a stable and challenging work atmosphere

For all Company employees both in the office and onboard the vessels the work atmosphere shall be stable and challenging by high retention rate and motivating work. Proactively the Company shall seek to identify requirements and needs for additional training through regular audits, Master and Management reviews. A healthy lifestyle shall be promoted by providing fresh and healthy food and physical exercise opportunities.

Safety Management and Environmental Protection Policy

The Company’s Environmental Protection & Safety Management Policy is;

“We shall give the highest priority to the safety of human life and health as well as the environment and protection of asset values with the goals of ‘Zero Spills and Zero Accidents.”

The Company recognises that the most important means to achieve the objectives of this operational excellence and deliver high quality service is to:

  • Provide support to ships' operation by implementation of a well-structured Safety Management System based on a well-defined Management Organisation
  • Operate the vessels with continuously properly trained, informed and motivated crews
  • Provide, equip and maintain the ships to the necessary standard as required by national regulation and international convention as well as to the defined and expressed Owners' standard
  • Avoid safety hazards through preventive safety measures
  • Establish contingency plans and execute drills and training to improve emergency preparedness to meet situations which represent dangers to life, health, environment, ship and cargo
  • See to it that a Safety Management Culture is implemented within the Company
  • Use a reporting system for accidents, near accidents, non-conformities and improvements, with special attention to the learning effect through feedback of experience and suggestions for improvement.
  • Use performing measures to continuously improve our operations.

It is the Awilco LNG’s policy that our commitment to safety and the environment shall never be compromised by commercial considerations.

Safety Management & Environmental Protection Policy - Summarised

Our mission is;

“Marine Transportation through Safety and Environmental Excellence.”

Further is the Company’s Environmental Protection & Safety Management Policy;

We shall give the highest priority to the safety of human life and health as well as the environment and protection of asset values with the goals of ‘Zero Spills and Zero Accidents’

The mission and the policy are supported by our main goals which is a safe and efficient operation with:

  • No accidents
  • No personal injury
  • No environmental damage
  • No damage to equipment

To accomplish the goals, we have implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) which is an integrated part of all our activities. The system includes instructions, procedures and plans which will support the employees in their work, and contribute to enhanced safety and environmental performance.

We continuously endeavor to increase the safety of personnel and the environment by improving our skills and qualifications. The management follows a continuous improvement process with goals, targets and related action plans. KPI’s, TMSA guidelines and business benchmarking are actively used for performance monitoring and mapping of improvement areas.

Our commitment to safety and the environment shall never be compromised by commercial considerations. The vessels shall always be properly manned, equipped and maintained to the necessary safety standard.

In order to minimise the environmental impact we have adopted a zero tolerance for spills, emissions of ozone depleting substances and unauthorised disposal of garbage or waste. We also strive to minimise as far as practicably possible emission to air and sea and land. This is done by having a strong focus on use of renewable resources, energy conservation, new technology and use of after treatment and cleaning systems.

We commit to comply with all applicable national and international requirements. In addition we strive to follow best practices for safety and environmental performance above the requirements, and adopt such practices in our management system.

We have a comprehensive Risk Management Program with detailed step by step risk assessment procedure. The formal procedure shall be used to identify all potential hazards and risk assessments needed. Risk assessment is evaluated during SMS revisions and is included as a fixed agenda on safety meetings. Verification of implementation is based risk assessment forms filed from each vessel in the fleet.

The SMS has the active and loyal support of all senior management of the company who will review the effectiveness of all company activities. The overall responsibility for the quality of the company's services rests with the Managing Director, however, the responsibility for monitoring and auditing the system is assigned to the HSSEQ Manager who has the authority to identify problem areas, recommend corrective actions and verify the implementation of these corrections